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The School of Architecture has their own computer requirements: 

Architecture computer recommendations 

 

All other programs follow the computer requirements listed below.

Reviewed 8/25/2021

  • Minimum
    CPU

    Intel i5

     
    RAM

    8GBytes of memory

     
    Hard Drive

    500GB HDD or 256GB SSD

     
    Screen

    14 inch or larger

     
    Graphics

    Graphics card with at least 2GB of video memory

    It is recommended that you verify the video card is certified to work with:

    AutoCAD on the AutoDesk website
    and/or
    SolidWorks on the SolidWorks website

     
    Network

    Wireless capability with 802.11 b/g/n or ac/n

     
    Operating System

    Windows 7 x64 bit or Windows 8 x64 bit

    (NOTE: Windows is required for MOST applications used within CEAT!)

     
  • Preferred
    CPU

    Intel i7

     
    RAM

    16GBytes of memory

     
    Hard Drive

    1TB HDD or 512GB SSD

     
    Screen

    15 inch or larger

     
    Graphics

    Graphics card with at least 4GB of video memory

    It is recommended that you verify the video card is certified to work with:

    AutoCAD on the AutoDesk website
    and/or
    SolidWorks on the SolidWorks website

     
    Network

    Wireless capability with 802.11 b/g/n or ac/n

     
    Operating System

    Windows 10 x64 bit

    (NOTE: Windows is required for MOST applications used within CEAT!)

     
  • Macs

    Most CEAT software applications, particularly SolidWorks and AutoCAD, do not run natively on MacOS, so a student must run Windows on their Mac to use our software. This has typically been done by repartitioning the hard drive and installing windows (aka, "Bootcamp) or using virtualization software such as Parallels.

     

    However, Bootcamp will no longer work with M1 Mac computers. The new Apple M1 ARM chip does not support Bootcamp and Apple has no plans to offer that support in the future. Bootcamp is effectively discontinued.

CEAT IT HomeAvailable SoftwarePrintersWeb Services

CEAT students can purchase laptops that meet the minimum and preferred specs from any vendor. Below are two optional vendors that sell laptops that meet these specifications.

The minimum specs will not be suitable for students in programs using Solidworks, AutoCAD, or AutoSPRINK. If you have questions about the software your program will use, please reach out to your programs main office. 

Computing Classroom Schedules & Software

Engineering North 019

36 SEATS

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